Phoenix ABC had a weekend to remember with two of their talented young boxers being crowned national champions.
Both fighters took part in the England Boxing Junior National Championships at the Magna Centre in Sheffield over two days.
14-year-old Sinead Willbye boxed in the semi-finals against Tilly Hymers from heart of Portsmouth ABC. Sinead who had previously lost to Tilly put in a great performance and got the points win.
The next day Sinead faced Rosie Boyton, of Danson ABC, in London. Sinead put in one of her best performances to date and boxed with a lot of confidence and winning on a unanimous points win.
15-year-old Marcus Ellis boxed in the semi-finals against Shay Johnson,15, of Orme ABC in stoke. Marcus started off slow but grew into the bout and came on very strong in last half to take the points win.
In the next day’s final Marcus boxed Kian Taylor, of Westree ABC, in Kent. Marcus was much the shorter boxer and started fast. It was then all out war between two very strong boxers. Marcus took the win on points decision.
Both boxers will now represent England in Cardiff for the Tri-nations tournament against the winners of Wales and Scotland.
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